Category Archives: Artificial Intelligence

[2020-01-22] AI in the court: Are robot judges next? | ZDNet

As in many other industries, AI carries great promise as well as risks for the legal industry. In the court system, though, the stakes are unusually high. Using a predictive algorithm to determine your child custody terms isn’t quite the same as Netflix suggesting which movie you should watch next.

Even so, AI and automation are already playing a large part in the US legal system. At a conference in Portland, Oregon last week, hosted by the Legal Services Corporation, legal professionals from around the country gathered to collectively pause and consider how they’re modernizing their systems — and to what extent they should be using AI.

Source: AI in the court: Are robot judges next? | ZDNet

[2019-04-24] The Global Judicial Integrity Network: Artificial Intelligence and Court Administration – UNODC

[2020-01-20] Esta app utilizada por la policía de EEUU y Canadá cuenta con millones de fotos obtenidas de redes sociales para poder identificarte

Source: Esta app utilizada por la policía de EEUU y Canadá cuenta con millones de fotos obtenidas de redes sociales para poder identificarte

[2020-01-14] Why Presidential Speeches Are Getting “Dumber” – Cheddar

Readability Formula

The reading levels of American presidential speeches have been on a steady decline since the 1920’s. The answer has less to do with the president and more to do with who they are speaking to.

Further reading:

1: The Atlantic…

2: Readability Formula…

3: Towards Data Science

4: Brown University…

[2019-09-26] Artificial intelligence & algorithms: pros & cons – DW Documentary

Developments in artificial intelligence (AI) are leading to fundamental changes in the way we live. Algorithms can already detect Parkinson’s disease and cancer, and control both cars and aircraft. How will AI change our society in the future?This documentary journeys to the hot spots of AI research in Europe, the USA and China, and looks at the revolutionary developments which are currently taking place. The rapid growth of AI offers many opportunities, but also many dangers. AI can be used to create sound and video recordings which will make it more and more difficult to distinguish between fact and fiction. It will make the world of work more efficient and many professions superfluous. Algorithms can decide whether to grant loans, who is an insurance risk, and how good employees are. But there is a huge problem: humans can no longer comprehend how algorithms arrive at their decisions. And another big problem is AI’s capacity for widespread surveillance. The Chinese city of Rongcheng is already using an AI-supported ‘social credit system’ to monitor and assess its citizens. Does AI pose a danger to our personal freedoms or democracy? Which decisions can we leave to the algorithms – and which do we want to? And what are AI’s social implications?A documentary by Tilman Wolff und Ranga Yogeshwar

[2019-12-02] In the Age of AI (full film) | FRONTLINE – Frontline PBS

A documentary exploring how artificial intelligence is changing life as we know it — from jobs to privacy to a growing rivalry between the U.S. and China.

FRONTLINE investigates the promise and perils of AI and automation, tracing a new industrial revolution that will reshape and disrupt our world, and allow the emergence of a surveillance society.